Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

Community  /  Employees  /  Students One photo of elementary students decorating a Hispanic Heritage month bulletin board; a photo of DDHS banner display of staff who identify and are celebrating their hispanic heritage

The David Douglas School District will celebrate and honor the legacy of Latinx Americans during Latinx/Hispanic Heritage recognition month.  Approximately 1500 students’ home language is Spanish in our district. Our most recent ethnicity report data for the district indicates that 28% of our students identify as Latinx/Hispanic.

Based on our District Strategic Plan, Heritage Celebrations are a great way to highlight the diverse cultures represented in our DDSD community.

STRATEGIC PLANFocus Area 1: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

David Douglas Schools value and respect the diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students, staff, and community members. 

Equity Statement: All students, staff and community members – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship status, socioeconomic status, and/ or zip code – deserve an excellent, culturally and linguistically relevant education that include opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

As we elevate National Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month – from September 15th to October 15th,  we hope you will join us in learning more about  Hispanic and Latinx cultures. I challenge us all to ensure that our instruction and cultural understanding work is embedded throughout the year and not just during one month of designated recognition.

Please take a look at the slide presentation below for learning resources. You can also refer to the resources found in The Essential newsletter. Our District continues to be engaged in equity work to ensure that all students are welcomed, safe, supported, and have opportunities to see their cultures represented and celebrated in the classroom in order to increase their confidence and identities as learners.

Please remember that small actions can lead to a big impact! ¡Celebremos juntos!

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